AA Thought for the Day
September 15, 2019
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Courtesy, kindness, justice, and love are the keynotes by
which we may come into harmony with practically anybody.
When in doubt we can always pause, saying, "Not my will,
but Thine, be done." And we can often ask ourselves,
"Am I doing to others as I would have them do to me—today?"
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 93
Thought to Ponder
We are prisoners of our own resentments.
Forgiveness unlocks the door and sets us free.
S O B E R = Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right.
A Member Shares:
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic. I was at a 10th step meeting a while back and a friend with many years of sobriety approached me after it ended. He said to me, "You know, I have zero resentments right now." I gained one just from hearing him say that! He said, "I work a strong and vigilant 10th step. I make amends right away." He went on to say by working a good 10th, he never has to suffer from resentments. In my world it tends to be harder, but I heard a good tip. When something is bothering and it's my fault, I make amends as soon as possible. But when something is bothering me and it's someone else's fault, I forgive. Make amends or forgive. By doing those two things I don't have as many things bothering me and it works pretty good. Thanks.
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